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Communication Studies

Search Library resources

To search library resources you can use the main search box on the Library Home Page.  It is a tool for searching for journal articles, books, newspaper articles, videos, and conference proceedings. 

The initial query will take you to the  results page with items sorted by relevance. To make best use of the results, make sure you sign-in.  To discover the item you would like,   use the filters on the left hand column,  You can refine your search, select an item type, limit by date of publication and select subjects that apply. Once you have filtered your results review the items.  To keep track of your selections, use the PIN icon to keep your selections in a folder,  You can review your selections later  and  email your choices to yourself or save in a bibliographic software tool once your research is complete.

Clicking on a result will in the case of a journal article give you full text or in some cases the information on the print version.

Clicking on a book result will bring you to the location and status of the book.  You will be able to determine its location and also place a request (hold)  if you do not have time to pick it up.  Please note in order to place a request you must sign-in.

Use advanced search when you wish to combine terms with subjects and/or authors and format.  



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Parliament of Canada

Parliamentary debates online

There are 2 places to look for this.  One is for the historical debates up to the 1st session of the 35th Parliament (January 17, 1994 to February 2, 1996.  This may be found at:  The other, which carries the information forward to the present time is at:  In both cases, you need decide if you want the debates, journals or committees  of the House of Commons or the Senate and you need to decide which session of Parliament you want to search.  It's a bit awkward but eventually you get used to searching it.

For a full description of Canadian Parliamentary Publications please see GOVINFO: Canadian Parliamentary Publications

Canada Gazette: Our print holdings for Part I start in 1974 and Part II start in 1955, so we no longer have any access to the Canada Gazette, from 1893 to 1955 when our print holdings begin. Our print Part I is index only from 1955-1974 while Part II (Regulations) starts in 1955. 

There is a print copy at the Alberta Law Libraries at the courthouse that can be used by anyone during their business hours (8:15-4:30)

For an archived database of Canada Gazette see here (LAC)

For searchable database for Canada Gazette from 1998 see here

Alberta Legislative Assembly

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